Does THC improve thinking capabilities playing chess?

frankooo

For speed chess definately not however for prolonged games I have found less mistakes with strategic moves... 

Laskerite

I smoke weed all of the time.

Sometimes when I smoke weed I study and I'm on another level and I'm following my chess book and actually learning.

Other times I smoke weed and I can't even see a checkmate in one move.

I'm sure the brain cells we are killing will hurt us in the long run as far as chess goes.

frankooo
Laskerite wrote:

I smoke weed all of the time.

Sometimes when I smoke weed I study and I'm on another level and I'm following my chess book and actually learning.

Other times I smoke weed and I can't even see a checkmate in one move.

I'm sure the brain cells we are killing will hurt us in the long run as far as chess goes.

I doubt the brain cells we are killing off will cause harm in the future...They always regenerate new ones...I have been using edibles since the hippie era and my health is just fine except for the normal process of aging...One drawback of playing chess while being stoned is the sleeping motivation..Chess can be boring or strategic intriguing but it is a phalisy to believe that pot does not help the thought process of playing any game except for where physical excertion is involved...

daxypoo
sometimes it can be easier to focus and concentrate but if something disturbs your concentration good luck recovering
IMBacon

I take CBD oil/balm for my knees, shoulder, and anxiety.  While i have never smoked weed.  Just never felt the need, or desire.  I am fully aware of the benefits of CBD products.

frankooo
daxypoo wrote:
sometimes it can be easier to focus and concentrate but if something disturbs your concentration good luck recovering

It is those who are uneducated on the benefits of a health herb...Good luck  recovering from an alcohol rehab clinic...

Optimissed

It can help concentration but it is addictive and long-term use can cause psychosis and memory loss.

robmo

It could depend on the strain you use too. I can concentrate intensely at times. Other times I just can't get into it. The only thing that changes consistently is the strain I'm using. I'm sure there are plenty of other factors too.

IMBacon

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

frankooo
IMBacon wrote:

I take CBD oil/balm for my knees, shoulder, and anxiety.  While i have never smoked weed.  Just never felt the need, or desire.  I am fully aware of the benefits of CBD products.

There are many benefits derived from marijuana...CBD products are non psycoactive  but some choose THC products for that "high" feel good feeling towards yourself and others...Since this is an open chess forum I am expressing my view that I can focus better rather than being the norm playing chess...For me...an advantage...

IMBacon
frankooo wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

I take CBD oil/balm for my knees, shoulder, and anxiety.  While i have never smoked weed.  Just never felt the need, or desire.  I am fully aware of the benefits of CBD products.

There are many benefits derived from marijuana...CBD products are non psycoactive  but some choose THC products for that "high" feel good feeling towards yourself and others...Since this is an open chess forum I am expressing my view that I can focus better rather than being the norm playing chess...For me...an advantage...

Im not judging, just adding my .02 :-)

congrandolor
Optimissed wrote:

It can help concentration but it is addictive and long-term use can cause psychosis and memory loss.

So I wouldn't recommend it if you want to learn the Botvinnik Semi Slav

ElleJohnson

Its so weird to be having this conversation linked to chess... will FIDE be testing players soon?? I mean surely it will come to that? Maybe MAGNUS has been smoking weed this whole time?  happy.png

frankooo
IMBacon wrote:

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

Thats true..The longer I play chess the more sleep induced I become...Of course during face to face tournament play doping is not allowed...but over the internet those rules do not apply...

Optimissed
congrandolor wrote:
Optimissed wrote:

It can help concentration but it is addictive and long-term use can cause psychosis and memory loss.

So I wouldn't recommend it if you want to learn the Botvinnik Semi Slav

LONGTERM use causes LONGTERM memory loss (and psychosis) happy.png

IMBacon
frankooo wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

Thats true..The longer I play chess the more sleep induced I become...Of course during face to face tournament play doping is not allowed...but over the internet those rules do not apply...

I know of 2 guys that smoke pot and play tournament chess.  One guy has seen his chess skills erode so much its weird.  The other guy?  A few years ago we were at a tournament, and he tells a friend of mine to blow the smoke toward the window so no one will know.  His room was on the 15th floor, and the windows dont open.

Optimissed
frankooo wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

Thats true..The longer I play chess the more sleep induced I become...Of course during face to face tournament play doping is not allowed...but over the internet those rules do not apply...

Just take it for granted that pro-pot people never know what they're talking about and you won't go as far wrong as when you assume they do know what they're talking about. Psychosis, remember? happy.png

frankooo
IMBacon wrote:
frankooo wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

Thats true..The longer I play chess the more sleep induced I become...Of course during face to face tournament play doping is not allowed...but over the internet those rules do not apply...

I know of 2 guys that smoke pot and play tournament chess.  One guy has seen his chess skills erode so much its weird.  The other guy?  A few years ago we were at a tournament, and he tells a friend of mine to blow the smoke toward the window so no one will know.  His room was on the 15th floor, and the windows dont open.

Pot smoking is becoming outdated as to not offending someone with second hand smoke especially when children are around...Edibles are more descreet...

Sred

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frankooo
Optimissed wrote:
frankooo wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

From a "pro-pot" website...

Weed and chess – an unusual duo

Weed probably doesn’t enhance your chess skills – regardless of how convinced you are that it does when you’re high. Cannabis has the potential to eliminate distraction (or pain) long enough to help you into a play-ready headspace – though your focus may waver as the game goes on. As long as you’re not attached to playing your best game possible – and you’re not playing in a tournament with anti-doping rules – a game of chess could be a fun and interesting addition to your next cannabis session.

Thats true..The longer I play chess the more sleep induced I become...Of course during face to face tournament play doping is not allowed...but over the internet those rules do not apply...

Just take it for granted that pro-pot people never know what they're talking about and you won't go as far wrong as when you assume they do know what they're talking about. Psychosis, remember?

I only converse through my experience playing over 3000 games on this chess site...You are a fool to believe what others tell you without experiencing yourself and thats where knowledge comes into play...